เครื่องมือวัดความดัน monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water analysis firm is now integrated absolutely into WearCheck, and forms one more area of experience along with WearCheck’s other providers, which embody scientific used oil evaluation, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability services.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and tests water from any supply – ranging from consuming water to manufacturing unit effluent, and every little thing in between – to find out the presence and levels of potentially dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally identified as Set Point Laboratories. The company introduced water testing in 2013 and expanded with the launch of a Cape Town water laboratory in 2019, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing solely on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, common manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant checks for the water sample depending on the wants of the shopper. They determine what’s mistaken with the water and advise clients on possible consequences of using / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is performed using various accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies get hold of the greatest possible ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to get rid of wastewater right into a river system, the ocean or even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to forestall possible fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for secure discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients operate boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining course of. We regularly monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is usually utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be continuously monitored. Uranium is commonly discovered within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will need to monitor the degrees and examine whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our customers living close to these come to us to check the standard of their ingesting water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic component, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is very important know if people might be ingesting water with excessive levels of this.
‘Health is a major reason for a lot of of our customers for drinking water security, both personal and within the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and so they wish to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is important to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper consumption of substances obtained from meals and drinks that would otherwise build up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the physique. We are presently doing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can affect vitamins uptake by the plants and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular item with customers who want to know whether or not the water is protected to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the household. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content material, and, after testing the water, some clients should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities provide analytical companies by way of an in depth network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a result of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our providers as well as a newly introduced logistics solution to enable straightforward movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a half of the larger Set Point group till the corporate was purchased by present house owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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